Source: Author’s family
Rating: 5 Stars
Greg is BACK! Back in Time in Greg’s Second Adventure in Time. As Greg once more time travels, he journeys to our nation’s colonial period where he explores our country’s new frontier, encounters hostile Indians, meets famous Americans, and helps win the American Revolution!
I really enjoyed this second adventure with Greg.
This time around Greg travels back in time to the Siege of Boonesborough in 1778. Huddleston deftly depicts life on the frontier. The mix of nationalities who moved into the americas in those early years, the clothing, the fighting between the newcomers and the original nations. Once again, one gets a lot of detail, enough to learn from, but this isn’t a dry historical read. Huddleston brings the characters to life, especially when seen through Greg’s eyes.
What I really found interesting in this account – which is stated to be historically accurate – is the similarities between frontier life in the early states and in South Africa during the early-to-mid 1800s. Although some fifty years later in the case of South Africa, much is the same. Forts, Stations, fighting for freedom from Britain, amongst others. Life too was very similar, as was travel by ox wagon. Though I’ve previously read books on the early years in America, this was the first time that I really saw similarities between the two.
I also enjoyed the analysis on time travel theories near the start of the book, and it was good that the question of HOW Greg is able to time travel was answered.
Now I want to know what Rose and Mom have been up to. Please!
All around, an entertaining and educational read that I am sure will be accessible to younger readers.